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Young teenage girl airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty swimming

The Coast Guard was called to the River Slaney in Enniscorthy at around 5pm.

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A 13-YEAR-OLD girl has been airlifted to hospital after she got into difficulty while swimming this evening.

It’s understood she was one of a number of young people who were jumping into the water at the River Slaney in Enniscorthy.

The Coast Guard received a call from a member of the public at around 5pm.

A spokesperson for the Dublin Marine Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) told TheJournal.ie that the girl was rescued by Rescue 117 at around 5.30pm.

She was airlifted to hospital with assistance from the ambulance service.

The rescue was co-ordinated by the MRCC in Dublin.

On Monday, the body of a man in his twenties was recovered after he got into difficulty while swimming with his brother in Carrick-on-Suir in Tipperary this afternoon.

Read: Body of young man recovered after getting into difficulty swimming with brother>

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